Liverpool fans posted a series of tongue-in-cheek “scousers” tweets after England supporters struggled to get into the stadium for England’s 6-2 win over Iran.
The Three Lions’ World Cup opener was marred by ticket issues, as a number of supporters missed kick-off.
The match began as scheduled despite several reports of fans being unable to load the QR code that granted them access to the Khalifa International Stadium.
A number of Liverpool fans took to Twitter to sarcastically blame “scousers” for the difficulties entering the stadium.
The tongue-in-cheek tweets were in reference to May’s Champions League final, where kick-off was delayed by 36-minutes due to trouble outside the stadium. At the time UEFA wrongly blamed the crowd control problems on “late arrivals” and ticketless Liverpool fans.
Supporters saw the funny side amid ticketing woes at England’s World Cup opener.
Fan Ali Azarian tweeted out: “I’m in Qatar trying to get into the England-Iran match. I along with about 500 other people cannot get in because our tickets have vanished from the FIFA app. Won’t accept email confirmation and no one is willing to help.”
A number of Liverpool fans sarcastically responded. Flintoff_B said: “Them ticketless scousers again”.
Meanwhile, WidnesJon also joked: “Yep, scousers. Yep, fake tickets. Yep, turning up late.”
Olliee_LFC added: “Those tricky scousers with fake tickets at it again.”
Supporters are said to have been frantically refreshing their ticketing mobile app on their phones in an attempt to have their QR code load.
FIFA acknowledged that some fans had experienced issues accessing tickets in a statement released before kick-off. It read: “Some spectators are currently experiencing an issue with accessing their tickets via the FIFA ticketing app. FIFA is working on solving the issue.
“In the meantime, fans who are not able to access their mobile tickets should check their email accounts they used to register with the ticketing app for further instructions.
“In case fans cannot access their email accounts, the stadium’s Ticket Resolution Point will be able to support.
“We thank fans for their understanding as we work to fix the issue as soon as possible.”